ICA Announces Certified Integration Program For Quick, Standardized Implementation of Community-wide EHRs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. & PADUCAH, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Informatics Corporation of America (ICA; www.icainformatics.com), announces that Ulrich Medical Concepts (UMC; www.ulrichmedicalconcepts.com), an experienced provider of ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) systems and implementation services, has become the first to complete its Certified Integration Partner program, which is designed to help companies develop standardized integration from client to client.

ICA's CareAlignTM technology currently provides health information exchanges (HIEs) and hospital systems nationwide a more advanced single technology solution for their clinicians to readily access, evaluate, and act upon patient information across disparate systems.

"With healthcare reform underway and the growing demand for cost-efficient healthcare IT solutions, the synergy of technology excellence created by ICA and the expertise of UMC will serve to greatly reduce costs, increase clinical communication, and improve overall quality of care," says John Tempesco, ICA's vice president of client services and marketing. "This certification partnership demonstrates the power of interoperability in improving our healthcare system and leads to meaningful use."

The two-month Certified Integration Partner process involves the development of both a standard integration package and implementation methodology, data testing and validity between systems, deployment at a mutual client and the signing of a teaming agreement. As a Certified Integration Partner, Ulrich customers benefit from integration price reduction, implementation timeframe compression and the ability to predict the total cost of ownership. Ulrich also benefits from joint marketing with ICA, which includes testament of certification for all marketing materials. The certification program will enable ICA's IDN and HIE customers to expedite value, expand adoption and reduce integrations costs as well. Overall it benefits the healthcare community through increased interoperability of healthcare data across a community.

"Ulrich's integration certification reflects a commitment to its clients and to maximizing ambulatory EMR benefit across the board in order to streamline communication and healthcare management," says Dan Jarrett, president of Ulrich. "In its 10-year history, Ulrich has a 98 percent client retention track record, the result of focusing upon the needs of patients and consumers and continually searches for the latest innovations to improve performance and to meet customer needs. Ulrich and ICA share this dedication to customer satisfaction."

To become a Certified Integration Partner with ICA please contact John Tempesco at 615-866-1465.

About Informatics Corporation of America (ICA)

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) was established to take innovative technology developed by practicing physicians and informatics professionals at Vanderbilt Medical Center to the broader healthcare market. Its flexible architecture integrates legacy systems to provide a comprehensive clinical view of patient records within Integrated Delivery Systems and Health Information Exchanges/Regional Health Information Organizations. Today, ICA is unmatched in its ability to deliver a cost-effective, proven solution that not only leverages complete data across clinical settings to aid decision-making and improve patient outcomes, but also utilizes real-time clinical information when and where it is needed. Visit www.icainformatics.com

About Ulrich Medical Concepts (UMC)

With over 10 years of successful ambulatory EMR implementation, Ulrich Medical Concepts has the experience to elevate your practice "off the charts." Our flagship product, Team Chart Concept (TCC), is a completely integrated practice management and electronic medical records system. Currently, TCC is in use by healthcare facilities across 10 states in 22 specialties.

TCC is a proven solution for family practices, internal medicine groups, general surgery physicians, as well as specialty practices including OB/GYN, ENT, dermatology, neurology, orthopedics, physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic, mental health centers, sleep centers, and correctional health care. Visit www.ulrichmedicalconcepts.com